I've seen a recipes few online, but the ingredients may vary slightly. I learnt how to make tajine when I was in Morocco from observation pretty much.
I'll give you a rundown on it
Start with seasoning the chicken (get a whole one cut in pieces), this is after squeezing lemon over it.
I do this with the Ras el 7anout spice - not sure if it is available where you're at, if not look up ingredients for that online and you can put it together yourself, there isn't one set of ingredients as it varies from shop to shop in Morocco. Ras el 7anout in Morrocan dialect means "top of the shop".
Then get a large pot, it is better to use a clay one but a ceramic one will do. Add olive oil, I don't measure, but be very generous with it, as it does make a bulk of the sauce.
Then add loads of chopped onions for the base. While this is cooking on a medium flame, add a little ras el 7anout, a little tomatoe puree and some garlic too. After a while start adding the chicken pieces and place them around evenly.
Next, you add loadssss of seasoning, start scattering ras el 7anout with your hands all over the chicken, and then add cumin and paprika and any other seasonings you like. Add a few sticks of cinnamon too.
After that start slicing lemons in quarters, I personally love the taste and contribution of cooked lemons, so I cut up 2 large lemons and place them around, sometimes I may add sliced limes too.
Add sliced potatoes, you can add a few sliced mushrooms, tomatoes and carrots, they're always a nice addition.
Lastly add a generous amount of green olives, and finish off with a some saffron here and there.
Put the lid on and leave it to cook on a low flame for about 2 hours, every now and then with a spoon pour the sauce on top of the chicken and move it around a little. You can then turn off the flame and let it cook with the lid on for another 15min- half and hour.
I like it with Turkish bread, but I'm sure your libnani khubz would be fine with it too.
And that's pretty much it.
Maybe put up some pics up too once you've done it.
Edited by Propaganda_of_the_Deed, 21 April 2012 - 03:36 PM.